Monthly Archives: March 2014

DUI pilot program put on hold; considering constitutionality

As of last week, participation by Chelan County in a DUI pilot program has been put on hold because of concerns about whether the program was constitutional.  The argument against constitutionality is that the program would have sanctioned a suspected offender before he or she was actually convicted and was only on ‘conditions of release’… Continue Reading »

Driver beware: road renovations = DUI increases

Those ‘going out on the town’ dancing, eating and bar hopping this weekend should be well aware that work on several major roadways is expected, and the same will undoubtedly have a ripple effect for traffic on both sides of Lake Washington. Often with major road construction comes folks not familiar with the unforeseen road closures and… Continue Reading »

St Patrick, Alcohol, Law Enforcement = DUI

As most folks know, Saint Patrick’s Day is a cultural and religious holiday celebrated annually around the world on March 17th. The holiday celebrates the most commonly-recognized patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461). The day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. It celebrates the heritage and the culture… Continue Reading »

Washington Marijuana DUI's on the Increase?

The Washington State Patrol claims there has been almost a 25% jump from last year in drivers that tested positive for having active marijuana in their system.  1,362 drivers tested positive for active THC.  720 of those 1,362 had levels in their system high enough to lead to an automatic drugged-driving charge under the state’s… Continue Reading »

King County Deputy Arrested, DUI Suspected

Law Enforcement and our Washington judiciary are cracking down on DUI’s.  The crackdown even includes DUI’s that allegedly involve government employees while on the job. Mill Creek Police will soon be conducting a criminal investigation into a King County Sheriff deputy’s arrest on suspicion of DUI. The King County Sheriff’s Office will also be conducting… Continue Reading »